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Immigrants of the Week : Sofia Vergara and Vineet Singal

by Greg Siskind

Immigrant of the Day: Sofia Vergara - Actress

Sofia Vergara has quickly become, the most popular comedic actor on American television since Desi Arnaz played Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy. If you don't watch the #1 comedy Modern Family, you're missing out on one of the best sitcoms to come along in the last few years. And Vergara's Gloria is one of the funniest characters in that great show. The fact that she's going to be in the upcoming Three Stooges movie only makes me like her more.

Immigrant of the Day: Vineet Singal - Changemaker

I was fortunate enough to attend the American Immigration Council's Immigrant Achievement Awards last week in Washington, DC. One of the recipients was a young man who is a student at Stanford University who deserves the recognition.

Indian-born Vineet Singal last year founded 100KCheeks, an effort to use social media to encourage the registration of 100,000 bone marrow donors. He has already succeeded with that goal. This year he hopes to successfully lead a global effort to register a million people, particularly in India and Indonesia. He's also created a national non-profit organization called Anjna that aims to help better use technology at free clinics.



About The Author

Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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